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The rape awareness group FORCE has recently launched a new campaign for rape awareness called The Monument Quilt.  The most important thing about The Monument Quilt is that it is a platform for survivors of rape and abuse to tell their stories. Or maybe it’s that the Quilt is community-built. Or maybe it’s that, as the survivors stitch their stories together, they embark on a healing journey with thousands of other survivors and supporters. Or ... Read More
Wonder Woman pretty much epitomizes the ‘strong, female character’ that is sadly rare in current media. She battles bad guys (and gals), she is confident, and she is a powerful person. Basically, she is a wonderful feminist role model.  Or not.  David Finch, the artist who is taking over the drawing of the DC Comics hero, recently said that he wants the heretofore feminist icon to be “strong.”  But ... Read More
Last month, feminist group The Kilroys released THE LIST.  There are three qualifications which a play must fulfil in order to be eligible for THE LIST. It “must have been 1.) unproduced or have had only a single professional production 2.) by an author who identifies as female and 3.) among the most excellent seen or read by the industry professional within the previous twelve months.”  Released last month, THE LIST offers a positive ... Read More
Meet Lucy Flores, the Democratic candidate for Nevada’s lieutenant governor. She’s been a representative in Nevada’s State Assembly since 2010 (and was one of the first Latina members as well!) and instead of campaigning on policies that will “get the vote”, she campaigns on her own real story.  Flores grew up in poverty as a part of a family of 13 children in the Nevada district that she represents today. As a teen, she fell in ... Read More
 Okay Ladies, if your vocal chords are throbbing from talking and talking about the constant legal blows to women’s rights, that means it’s time for you to take action, and BUST has just the thing for you! On July 15th the Lady Parts Justice Official Launch Party commences with comedians, bands, righteous speakers, and funny videos that “celebrate the awesomeness of women while proclaiming it is time to stop fucking with us!” The site ... Read More
A little while ago I wrote this blog post, which basically boils down to me word vomiting all my feelings about the stellar Kate Leth of Kate or Die. Kate writes for popular comics like Adventure Time and Bravest Warriors, along with keeping up with her own web comic about her life. Now this comic book extraordinaire is moving into the world of podcasts as she launches Less Than Live with Kate or Die, a podcast about comics and the people who make them. Kate is ... Read More
Youtube is a video sharing smorgasbord, full of beauty gurus, gaming videos, celebrity news and then a ton of weird shit. I call the grey area of the website “The weird part of Youtube,” and that grey area of the popular website is where you find videos you would’ve never thought you wanted to watch but can’t stop watching it. Videos in this grey area include: Speed Eating 100 peeps in a little over 2 minutes, How to look like Drake, and ... Read More
Ever find emojis too bland for your lifestyle? Graffiti artist Claw Money, also known as Claudia Gold, has your back. She’s been super involved in the graffiti art of '80s and '90s, which catapulted her into more creative positions, like fashion director of Swindle Magazine and head of her own clothing line. Now she’s entering iPhone app territory with Hi-Art, her new line of emoji-like stickers. The app is free and has plenty of free ... Read More
The 4th of July is right around the corner. Americans across the country are breaking out the barbecues, stocking up on red, white, and blue paraphernalia, and trying to find the best vantage point from which to view the fireworks. (I recommend finding a friend who lives in a tall apartment building and hanging out on their roof.)  Now, I love a celebration as much as anyone, but I think it’s important that we remember that, much though we’d like ... Read More
High-quality, long-lasting and local--the qualities we know every good product should have. So how come we as a nation continue to buy things that are far from that description?  The Made in America Project ponders this question. "Many designers and manufacturers are overcoming business challenges and pressures to outsource. They, along with consumers, value what has steadily diminished," say founders Micha Thomas and Jaime Lawson. "We believe their stories ... Read More
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